Texas State University

Texas State University Admissions and General School Information

Texas State University is based in San Marcos with an additional campus in Round Rock, Texas. The public school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nearly 200 fields of study.

General School Information About Texas State University

Texas State University began as a teacher preparation school in 1903. Today it is home to over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students seeking degrees from the university's nine colleges.

Texas State University is on the edge of Texas Hill County and straddles the San Marcos River. Its location makes it aesthetically unique among the state's universities, and provides students with a wide range of outdoor activity options.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Texas State University accepts applications from new and transfer students. Freshman and transfer applicants must complete an entrance essay. ACT and SAT scores are accepted; writing scores for both are required, but are not factored into the admission decision. Transfer applicants must have completed 30 credit hours in order to be considered for admission.

Texas State University Colleges

College of Applied Arts

The College of Applied Arts offers undergraduate and graduate programs for professional and academic careers. Programs include family and consumer science, agriculture, criminal justice, social work, aerospace studies and military science. Teaching certification is available in family and consumer science, as well as general agriculture. The occupational education program allows working adults to apply career experience towards bachelor's or master's degrees.

McCoy College of Business Administration

McCoy College of Business Administration enrolls nearly 3,700 students. Undergraduates can earn Bachelor of Business Administration degrees with concentrations in accounting, finance, marketing, management or economics. Graduates can earn Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy or Master of Science in Accounting & Information Technology degrees. Certificate programs are available in several areas, including Latin American business studies.

College of Education

The College of Education offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in teaching, counseling and school affairs. Bachelor's degree programs prepare students to teach at all grade-school levels. Future fitness teachers can earn a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science with one of several concentrations. Graduate students can choose from ten master's degree programs as well as two doctoral degree programs in education.

College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communicatio, the fastest-growing college at Texas State University, offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in journalism and mass communication, art and design, theatre and dance, communication studies, and music. Art students can earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education, which allows them to teach at all grade-school levels. They can also earn the college's only terminal degree, a Master of Fine Arts in Communication Studies.

Graduate College

The Graduate College began in 1935 by offering a master's degree in education. Today it oversees the admission and graduation requirements for all post-graduate programs. It also handles non-degree seeking students taking courses for personal and professional development.

College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions houses the university's nursing and healthcare programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are available in several areas, including communication disorders, healthcare administration, nursing, radiation therapy and healthcare human resources. The college also offers graduate certificates in health informatics, polysomnography, healthcare administration and long-term care administration.

College of Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts students with cultural and international interests enroll in programs covering English, modern languages, anthropology, international studies and geography. Politics and humanities can be explored through programs in psychology, philosophy, political science, history and public administration. Certificates at undergraduate and graduate levels are also available; programs include paralegal studies, water resources policy and geographic information systems.

College of Science

The College of Science houses the university's natural sciences programs, including biology, chemistry and biochemistry. It also offers programs in mathematics, computer science, technology and engineering. Students can achieve a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Science in Technology or graduate degree.

University College

University College is the administrative home for the university's general education curriculum. It also oversees other university-wide programs, including the honors program, learning centers, student exchange programs and academic assistance for athletes. Students undecided about their majors can receive academic advising here; one option is the college's Bachelor of General Studies.

Contact Information

  • Address: 601 University Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Phone Number: (512) 245-2111